Northwood, Iowa

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Northwood, Iowa

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High Points

Northwood strengths, compared to Peers (similar size places nationally) or State (other places in Iowa):

Category Trophy
Public Transportation Use
(vs. State)
Top 5% trophy Northwood Public Transportation Use
Walking and Biking to Work
(vs. Peers)
Top 6% Northwood Walking and Biking to Work
Short Commute Times
(vs. Peers)
Top 15% Northwood Short Commute Times
Affordability of Rents
(vs. Peers)
Top 18% Northwood Affordability of Rents

Comparative Profile of Northwood, Iowa

Comparing Northwood to similar size places nationwide (Peers) and to other places in Iowa (State):

Ratings range from 1 (lowest) to 10 (highest).

The People

Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Senior Citizens 10 9
Age of the Population 10 9
Well-Paid Single Men 8 8
Well-Paid Single Women 8 8
Female Share of the Population 7 7
Racial Diversity 4 7
Male Share of the Population 4 4
Children Under 5 Years Old 2 2


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Portion of People Married 3 2
Average Household Size 1 1


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
People Above Poverty 7 5
People in Middle Class or Better 7 5
College Educated Adults 6 6
Median Family Income 6 4

Commute & Sprawl

Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Walking and Biking to Work 10 10
Public Transportation Use 9 10
Short Commute Times 9 7
Working at Home 8 7


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
People Living Alone 10 10
Studio & One-Bedroom Rentals 9 10
Affordability of Rents 9 8
Affordability of Property Taxes 5 6
Seasonal and Vacation Housing 3 5
Housing Recently Built 3 5

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Northwood Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 54 miles SW of Rochester, Minnesota (center to center)
Nearest Large City 104 miles S of St. Paul, Minnesota
County Worth
Standard Zip Codes 50459
Phone Area Codes 641
Time Zone Central (-6 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 43.444
Longitude -93.22

Northwood Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)
Distance 0.8 miles
Jan Temp 3 to 21 F
Apr Temp 34 to 55 F
Jul Temp 61 to 81 F
Oct Temp 37 to 59 F
Annual Precip 33.3 inches
Distance 12.6 miles
Jan Temp 2 to 21 F
Apr Temp 34 to 55 F
Jul Temp 61 to 82 F
Oct Temp 36 to 59 F
Annual Precip 33.1 inches
Station AUSTIN 3 S
Distance 16.9 miles
Jan Temp 2 to 20 F
Apr Temp 34 to 56 F
Jul Temp 60 to 81 F
Oct Temp 35 to 59 F
Annual Precip 31.9 inches
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Northwood Population (2000)

Category Count Percent
Total Population 2,050 100%
Male 968 47.2%
Female 1,082 52.8%
Under 18 420 20.5%
18+ 1,630 79.5%
65+ 533 26%
Median Age 43.9
Average Family Size 2.76
White 2,014 98.2%
African-American 2 0.1%
Asian 4 0.2%
American Indian & Alaskan 2 0.1%
Other 9 0.4%
Mixed Race 19 0.9%
Hispanic (included in categories above) 49 2.4%

Estimated Northwood Population Growth 2000-2005

Category Value
Est. 2005 Population 2,036
Growth -14
Growth % -0.7%

Northwood Ancestry

(From 2000 Census, as reported by individuals)

Note: This is national, not racial, ancestry, so, e.g., the Census doesn't have categories for Hispanic and African-American people. CityTownInfo is currently gathering additional ancestry data for this site.
Ancestry Percent
Norwegian 41.5%
German 31.4%
Other (often includes Hispanic and African American) 4.5%
English 3.4%
Irish 2.8%
Danish 2.8%
US/American 2.8%
Scotch-Irish 1.8%
Swedish 1.5%
Dutch 1.5%
Scandinavian 1.3%
French (except Basque) 1.2%
Czech 0.9%
Polish 0.7%
Italian 0.5%
Swiss 0.4%
Eastern European 0.3%
Austrian 0.3%
Greek 0.2%
Scottish 0.2%
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Neighborhood and Nearby Area Names

According to the US Postal Service, Northwood, its neighborhoods, and/or surrounding areas are also referred to as:

Silver Lake (50459)

Note that not all alternate names are acceptable for use in US Post Office addresses.

Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Pop. Median Family
Income (2000)
Northwood 2,050 $41,445
Carpenter 130 $34,167
Grafton 290 $34,063
Hanlontown 229 $46,458
Joice 231 $48,250
Kensett 280 $40,000
Manly 1,342 $41,364

Northwood Public Libraries

Northwood Public Library
906 1 AVE S
Northwood, Iowa
(641) 324-1340

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Northwood High Schools (2004)

Serves 267 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 15.9

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